The incident in the High Street area of Knaresborough remains ongoing, however, the children from a nearby school have been allowed to leave the premises.
Armed police units are dealing with an incident in Knaresborough. There are reports that the town is in virtual lockdown. The incident is said to be close to King James School, where about 40 students are reported to have been kept on the premises until their parents arrive to collect them.
One report suggested that occupants had been removed from a car in the town centre, following an earlier armed robbery. The high street is currently closed to all traffic and local residents described the situation as “lockdown”.
North Yorkshire Police say they are currently dealing with an incident in the High Street area of Knaresborough. As a precaution, the High Street has been closed and pupils at a nearby school have been asked to remain inside for the time being.
A football match is taking place later in memory of a two-year-old girl from North Yorkshire who lost her battle with a rare form of cancer.
Fundraisers helped send Sadie Rose Clifford to America for treatment, but she died in June last year from neuroblastoma.
Local rivals Knaresborough Town FC and Boroughbridge FC will play each other later to raise funds for the Neuroblastoma Children's Charity Alliance UK.
Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator near Allerton Park close to Knaresborough head to the High Court today.
They're seeking a judicial review of the County Council's decision to let the plant go ahead.
Forest Moor Road in Knaresborough is closed in both directions at the B6163 Calcutt junction, because of a serious accident.
An 18-month-old girl is being treated in hospital after the child trapped her hand in conveyor machinery on a farm in North Yorkshire.
She was flown to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance from the farm near Knaresborough.
Police searching for missing Harrogate man, Keith Broadbent, have found a body.
Mr Broadbent was reported missing on Tuesday evening (5 February 2013) and officers carrying out searches of the River Nidd near Conyngham Hall, located the body of a man this afternoon (Thursday 7 February 2013).
Mr Broadbent’s next of kin have been informed, although formal identification has not yet been carried out.
Keith David Broadbent, from Harrogate, was last seen by his daughter on Sunday, driving his blue Fiat Punto along Knaresborough Road around 5-6pm. It's since been found at Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough.
Officers are currently conducting extensive searches along the banks of the River Nidd and the area surrounding Conyngham Hall in an effort to trace him.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 1- and pass information to the Force Control Room
A controversial scheme to build a waste incinerator at Allerton Park near Knaresborough is set to go ahead after the government rejected campaigners' calls for a public inquiry.